Helionox: Tales from the Systems End – The Secret Pilgrim Part Two

The Secret Pilgrim Part Two: The Endless Iteration By T M Romanelli Tethered to the base of one of Hyperion’s large craters, the vessel sat motionless after the extension of a small drilling rig to mine ice for hydroconversion, like some enormous Drosophila. The crater bottom teemed with plentiful hydrocarbon chains that could be used to replenish some of the vessel’s basic consumables. The crew had rigged the ship for…

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Helionox: Tales from the Systems End – The Secret Pilgrim Part One

The Secret Pilgrim Part One: Sub Rosa By T M Romanelli Pleida had dedicated her considerable wealth and influence to finally gather all of the necessary resources in one place for the completion of her latest endeavor. Accustomed to planning decades in advance, she had on more than one occasion accelerated the adoption of a new technology rather than wait for its plodding commercial maturation. Her ability to leverage market…

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